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Blue Dolphin Motel

3.5 out of 5

3.9/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAigantighe Art Gallery10 min walk
    Popular LocationAshbury Park1 min drive
    Popular LocationTimaru Lighthouse1 min drive
    AirportTimaru (TIU-Richard Pearse)14 min drive

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  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Apartment 7)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Apartment 7)
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (I Bdrm Apartments 2,3,& 4)

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed and 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (I Bdrm Apartments 2,3,& 4)
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartments 8 &10)

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartments 8 &10)
  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment 5)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 7
    • 3 Single Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment 5)
  • Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Excec. Studio Apartment)

    Room amenities

    • Studio
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Excec. Studio Apartment)
  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment 6)

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Single Beds and 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment 6)
  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment 1)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 2 bedrooms
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 6
    • 4 Single Beds and 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Apartment 1)
  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (apartment 9)

    Room amenities

    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed
    More detailsStandard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (apartment 9)

About this area

Timaru

Located in Timaru, Blue Dolphin Motel is near the beach. Timaru Lighthouse and Tuhawaiki Point Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ashbury Park and Caroline Bay Beach.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Caroline Bay Beach - 7 min walk
  • Aigantighe Art Gallery - 10 min walk
  • South Canterbury Museum - 17 min walk
  • Ashbury Park - 1 min drive
  • Timaru Lighthouse - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Timaru Station - 2 min drive
  • AirportTimaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 14 min drive

Restaurants

  • Golden Palace - 6 min walk
  • Little India - 8 min walk
  • Fusion - 8 min walk
  • Mac's Fish - 9 min walk
  • Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar - 11 min walk
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About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Blue Dolphin Motel

3.5-star apartments in Timaru with free parking
This smoke-free apartment building features WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. Additionally, free newspapers and a garden are on-site. Each apartment provides a TV with cable channels, plus a kitchenette with a fridge, a hob and a microwave. Wireless Internet access (surcharge), a coffee/tea maker and a shower are among the other amenities available to guests.
Blue Dolphin Motel offers 11 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Accommodation at this 3.5-star apartment has kitchenettes with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Cable televisions are provided.

Property amenities

Beach

  • Near the beach

Internet

  • WiFi available (NZD 2 per day)

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • On-site parking is wheelchair accessible
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Kitchenette

  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Paper towels
  • Toaster
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Ice maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker

Bathrooms

  • Shower
  • Free toiletries

Entertainment

  • TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Terrace
  • Garden

Laundry

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

Climate control

  • Air conditioning

Pets

  • No pets or service animals

Suitability/Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Soundproofing
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Luggage storage
  • Free newspapers (reception)
  • Front desk (limited hours)

General

  • 11 rooms

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 9:30 PM

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 5.0 per day

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 2 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 2 per day (rates may vary)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 5.0 per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 3 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Blue Dolphin Motel Timaru
Blue Dolphin Motel
Blue Dolphin Timaru
Blue Dolphin Motel Timaru
Blue Dolphin Motel Apartment
Blue Dolphin Motel Apartment Timaru

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Blue Dolphin Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Blue Dolphin Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Blue Dolphin Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Blue Dolphin Motel?
As of 21 Jan 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Blue Dolphin Motel on 23 Jan 2021 start from NZ$147, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Blue Dolphin Motel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Blue Dolphin Motel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Blue Dolphin Motel?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 9:30 PM.
What time is check-out at Blue Dolphin Motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Blue Dolphin Motel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Blue Dolphin Motel located?
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Caroline Bay Beach and Aigantighe Art Gallery. South Canterbury Museum and Washdyke Lagoon Wildlife Refuge are also within 2 miles (3 km). Timaru Station is 27 minutes by foot.
3.9
Good
Rating 5 - Excellent. 26 out of 95 reviews
5 - Excellent 27%
Rating 4 - Good. 45 out of 95 reviews
4 - Good 47%
Rating 3 - Okay. 16 out of 95 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 95 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 95 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

3.7/5

Amenities

3.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We liked the Blue Dolphin and would definitely stay there again. Geoff and Dianne are lovely, friendly hosts and the place in nice and clean. Older style but we liked having a separate living area to the bedroom. Good price and nice and handy to everything.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family and small children
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Hosts were lovely and very accommodating but unfortunately our rooms heater was broken (small fan heater was provided), tv channels wouldn't work and place needs updated. Was clean and beds comfy. Kids loved the upstairs room.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family, Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities
The internet provided lasted us 20 minutes and then terminated due to GB usage. No AC. Bedding smelled.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great stay for a family.
Perfect location and size for our family of five. It's a bit dated but it had what we needed and the service was excellent. would recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

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